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LowLow Live at Emo's on 1996-04-18 (April 18, 1996)

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Collection: LowMusic
Band/Artist: Low
Date: April 18, 1996 (check for other copies)
Venue: Emo's
Location: Austin, TX

Source: SBD > DAT
Lineage: Panasonic SV-3700 > Digi002 > Pro Tools LE > SR convert ("tweakhead" setting) > AIFF > Logic Audio 7 (convert from dual mono AIFF to WAV) > WAV > Audacity > xACT (SBEs fixed) > FLAC level 8
Taped by: M. W.
Transferred by: goldenband
Keywords: Low; Lowtorrent; Duluth; Sparhawk


01 Introduction
02 Laugh
03 Over the Ocean
04 Slide
05 Cut
06 David and Jude
07 Violence
08 Turn
09 Shame
10 Prisoner
11 Lazy
12 Mom Says
13 No Need
14 Transmission


One of the first Low live tapes to widely circulate, and still one of the best. Near-perfect soundboard recording by Texas taper M. W., containing the only live recording I've ever seen of "Laugh", plus what is probably the first-ever performance of an unfinished "No Need". The crowd's a little noisy, but the fact that it's a soundboard recording cuts most of that out. Nice performance, with some funny sarcastic comments from the band. Highly recommended to all.

Many copies of this were taken from a transfer I did in the late '90s which was split onto 2 CDs, but this is taken from a fresh transfer done in May 2008. Levels are perfect (peak at 0 dB), and the only things I've done were to put a slight fade-in at the start, and to reduce a stray electrical pop in "No Need". Otherwise, it's exactly as I got it (with the sample rate conversion, that is).

You may be able to fit this on a single CD with overburn, or if you need to trim things down, there's about a minute of applause and dead air at the end of "Mom Says" that could be trimmed.

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Reviewer: mrsdb - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 19, 2008
Subject: Superb
A near flawless recording of a great show with a few rarely performed tracks - essential!
Reviewer: ctkarslake - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 10, 2008
Subject: old Low soundboard? amazing!
This is a true gem of a recording! Many thanks to whomever go this up on the archive, I am sure it will please many people. I have to give this the highest rating for the source and era it represents. There are far too few beautys like this out there. Extremely respectful crowd, wonderful sound, chatty Alan/Mimi-you really can't ask for more! Fantastic addition, recommended to all who appreciate these wonderful musicians.

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